Up Next: Our Healthy Plate for a Healthy Weight
We will be asking local take-out restaurants to give customers a free paper plate with their take-out order that includes a message about healthy eating. These specially-designed 9” plates, called “The Healthy Plate for a Healthy Weight” have a colorful image of the ideal types and portions of food, based on USDA recommendations. They include a healthy message on the back about the types of healthy foods and some basic instructions/description of why the plate is in their bag. It is our hope that repeatedly seeing and using the plate will help influence customers, particularly children, to eat more of the healthier recommended foods and portions and to save some portion of their lunch or dinner for later.